I’m prone to thinking about things (Donna might say overthinking).  And, I like to plan.  Add in some reflection and I’m in my happy place.  I think that is why I like this time of year so much.  It’s a natural and traditional time for reflection and planning.  The new year brings with it the prospect of a clean slate.  It’s not really perfectly clean.  It’s just a day’s difference from the prior year and that is where the opportunity for reflection comes in.  This year as I am reflecting, what is most prominent is all the wonderful people I have in my life.  My family, my friends, the amazing people we get to work with, all the fascinating people that visit Winderlea, and so many others.  Because of them my optimism for the year ahead feels well grounded.  I hope you all have good people in your lives (and if you do, remember to tell them you love them), and that your 2023 is full of hope.  I will look forward to the new year bringing us together.